My IPA is about five weeks in the bottle and it still has an after taste. I have been wrestling with the idea of it being either not conditioned long enough or if i have a valid off flavor. The more I think about it or taste it, the more that I think it is an off flavor. I’m just not sure, i don’t taste anything grassy, buttery, fruity, etc so i don’t think it is any of the other off flavors as described in Palmer.
Can anyone else offer their description of how they would describe astringent taste?
Also, i read that this after taste is caused by tannins, and tannins also contribute to the beer being hazy. My beer is very clear so i don’t know.